It's been about a month since I picked this Ranger up and, with it being sunny and Spring-like out this morning, I gave it a bath. I was going to polish it up, too, but came to the realization that the front end is pretty beat up from 238k worth of highway/Interstate travel (chips, pits, etc) and found a few spots where the paint was worn down to metal and starting to surface rust. I decided it probably wasn't worth the effort so I just washed it up and threw some shine on the rubber.
It's not much to look at in comparison to most of the trucks here, but I thought it looked pretty good in this shot.
The second picture, though, is a shot of the wheels. I don't know if it's oxidation (I can't feel anything there with my finger/nail), or what, but I can't get it off. I tried Purple Power, brasso, etc and nothing made any improvement. I don't want to get rims until it's time to replace the tires (and these are pretty new) so I was hoping there would be a way to clean them up.